Re: Josh Hamilton - 2013 free agent
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I don't know if it's fair to say they jumped the gun. Rather, they figured that if they had a wildcard with a lot of upside to play with, they'd rather it be a pitcher than a hitter (to say nothing about the clubhouse dynamic issues).
Obviously it didn't work out. From an outcomes standpoint, it was clearly a mistake. But given the state of pitching in our organization, it's hard to fault the thought process that led to the decision to trade him.
I was fine with the trade at the time for the reasons you stated.
I wouldn't mind having him back though.
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